Folk Dance for Hartford
Folk Dance For Hartford premiered during DominGO! Hartford on September 25th, 2022. It showcased a captivating collection of movement moments gathered from participants around the city leading up to the event - some in person, some contributed digitally.
We asked them to make:
A Movement of Celebration
A Movement to Honor their Ancestors
A Movement Recorded in a Favorite Spot
A Movement That Speaks to Home
A Movement They Love Doing
We compiled them to create "Folk Dance for Hartford," set to music from Hartford Hot Several. At DominGO!, Hartford residents and visitors engaged with an instructional video, dancing alongside a live feed enhanced with special effects, and witnessing themselves as part of the larger project.
Collaborating Artists: Eileen Levinson, Rebecca Pappas, Charles Raffetto with CJ Donohoe
In action at DominGO!
"DominGO! Hartford gives residents and visitors the opportunity to use our streets in a new way by temporarily transforming them into car-free public spaces. Each event highlights different neighborhoods throughout Hartford and encourages everyone to get active, get outside, and get moving! You can walk, bike, skate, dance, and participate however you’d like—whether it be discovering a new restaurant along the route or learning new dance moves."
How we danced at DominGO!
From spreading the word on social media, to capturing videos on international dance day, creating this dance has been a true collaborative effort in our shared passion for movement and community. On the day of the project we set up outside Toivo Holistic Health Center, setting up projections, monitors, and banners of movement prompts, inviting community members to come DANCE.
Justice Dance Performance Project
Sistah Anyangō and The FLYY Movement
Rachna Agrawal and Vani Sundar
Dana Kugeman with Team Creative Media
Hartford Dance Collective
Corinne Bates and her student Yadelis at the Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts
Pratt Street Salsa Social
Creative Cocktail Hour at Real Art Ways
DJ Sonia Sol at Real Art Ways
Nikita at Real Art Ways
National Dance Day sponsored by Connecticut Dance Alliance
Hartford Dance Collective
Leslie Frye Maietta
Hartford’s Got Talent at Artist’s Collective
The Nightfall 2022 Cast including Loren Milledge, Kunzika, Brianna Navedo, Claire Sickinger
Hartt Dance Students
Megan Boyd, Luka Kito and MB Dance Theater
Kevin DeShields and Eastern Connecticut Capoeira
Elizabeth Cook-Asal and Company ‘N Tempo
Garet & Company
The School of New England Ballet Theatre
Hartford Hot Several
SPECIAL THANKS TO ARTISTS AND SUPPORTERS:
Jessica Goldman and TOIVO Center